TACLOBAN CITY—Agrarian Reform Secretary Brother John Castriciones is scheduled to distribute certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) and farm machineries in Southern Leyte on July 28 and 29.
DAR-Eastern Visayas Regional Director Ismael Aya-ay said the Secretary will distribute 575 CLOAs to the same number of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from different parts of Southern Leyte.
He said that Brother John will also hand over land titles to farmers’ homes via the agency’s Serbisyong DAR-to-Door distribution scheme.
“The Secretary will personally hand over the CLOAs to farmer-beneficiaries, mostly aging, if not ailing farmers, who have long been waiting to receive the CLOA from the DAR, before proceeding to a designated venue for the ceremonial CLOA distribution,” Aya-ay said.
Aya-ay also disclosed that the Secretary will likewise turnover during his visit various farm machineries to selected agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) as support assistance extended by the agency under the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development and Sustainability Program (ARBDSP).
Brother John has been to the region twice already this year to distribute CLOAs and turnover packages of support services to help improve the quality of life in rural areas as envisioned by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).